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Creators

December 11th, 2019 | Anni Irish | 8 min.

While lesser known to a mainstream audience than voguing (which Madonna popularized in the 1990s), waacking was originally developed as a freestyle dance of queer expression and empowerment in the 1970s.

Thanks in part to dancer-educator Princess Lockerooo, waacking is currently experiencing a revitalization in interest for its wild movements, positivity, and deep roots in queer communities of color.

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December 4th, 2019 | Eileen Guo | 4 min.

Brenda Chapman may not be a household name, though the films that she has animated and directed—The Little MermaidThe Lion KingCars, and Brave, which she directed and won an Oscar for—certainly are.

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November 18th, 2019 | Grace Boyle | 6 min.

Amanda Hall’s dream-like imagery has earned her a reputation in the children’s book industry and with imaginative adults. Her illustrations are rich with movement and vibrate on the page, bringing fantasy to life.

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Celia Cruz

May 29th, 2019 | Author1 | 7 min.

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Maria Callas

May 29th, 2019 | Author1 | 7 min.

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Leaders

December 16th, 2019 | Caitlin McGarry | 7 min.

Lifelong activist and former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards became a household name after testifying in front of Congress in 2015, where she argued for continued federal funding of her nonprofit organization.

Today, Richards helps women and girls get involved in politics with the nonprofit organization Supermajority. A young readers edition of her memoir, Make Trouble, is now available.


December 3rd, 2019 | Epiphany Ciers | 7 min.

Carolyn Miles spent much of her professional life championing the rights of children and mothers through Save the Children USA, an organization that offers empowerment programs, fundraising, and direct action.

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Latest podcast

Katia Krafft

Once upon a time, a girl dreamed of sailing down a river of lava. Her name was Katia. Katia became fascinated with volcanoes when she first saw them on-screen at a small French movie theater as a teenager.

Pioneers          Pioneers          Pioneers

Pioneers

December 13th, 2019 | Isabella Artadi | 6 min.

Researcher Maria Reiche was known as “Lady of the Lines” for her study of the Nazca Lines—a large group pre-Columbian geoglyphs in the Peruvian desert resembling animals and anthropomorphic figures.

Following a photographic exhibit on her work, Reiche’s descendant discusses the enduring legacy of the archaeologist and researcher.

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November 26th, 2019 | Allison McLellan | 5 min.

In the Golden Age of Hollywood, Hedy Lamarr was known as the most beautiful woman in film. But she was also an inventor whose work helped pave the way for technology we rely on today, including Wi-Fi and bluetooth.

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Warriors

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May 29th, 2019 | Author1 | 7 min.

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December 18th, 2019 | Eileen Guo | 4 min.

If South African singer Miriam Makeba—who later became known as Mama Africa—had followed the rules, we might have never heard her voice at all. Instead, the outspoken singer championed Civil Rights, traveled the world, and brought the sounds of Africa to a global audience.

Speaking on the world stage as an activist, Makeba also spoke about the importance of combating HIV/AIDS and of the poor treatment of African migrant workers.

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December 2nd, 2019 | Abigail Rasminsky | 5 min.

“There are fewer rules here and things are so much more tranquilo. It definitely took time to get used to, but now I wouldn’t go back to the US,” said Leigh Shulman, who lives in Salta, Argentina.

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Champions

December 10th, 2019 | Grace Boyle | 6 min.

Long known as “Tomboy Stone,” Toni Stone broke genderlines and brought attention to the Negro League in the 1950s.

Stone played second base for the Indianapolis Clowns for two seasons, and her participation drew crowds. Yet, throughout her career, Stone experienced racism and sexism on and off the field.

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November 20th, 2019 | Rebel Girls | 4 min.

A brave member of a nomadic tribe in Mongolia, Aisholpan Nurgaiv was one of the few girls to train as an eagle hunter. After winning a hunting competition, Aisholpan brought visibility to a history of female hunters.

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October 4th, 2019 | Rebel Girls | 5 min.

Mary Kom fought her way out of poverty and to become a six-time world champion and Olympic bronze medalist. Kom is vying for her seventh World Championships title and the 2020 Olympics.

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